Herbs of Gold Vitex 1000 contains Chaste Tree fruit extract to support the menstrual cycle and for the prevention and management of PMT, such as headache, irritability, fatigue and breast tenderness. Vitex agnus castus or Chaste Tree has been used since ancient Greek times for the management of premenstrual tension.
- Manage Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS).
- Support Healthy Hormonal Balance.
- Normalise the Menstrual Cycle.
- Relief of PMS-related Breast Tenderness.
Chaste Tree, or Vitex agnus-castus, is one of the most popular herbal remedies for the relief of the signs and symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS). PMS tends to occur up to 2 weeks before menstruation. In severe cases, some women can spend more time living with PMS than without it. Signs and symptoms may include mood swings, irritability, food cravings and breast tenderness amongth many others. Many natural remedies can be employed during this period, though few are as popular as Chaste Tree.
This herbal extract has been clinically trialled and compared to placebo in numerous studies to ascertain its effectiveness for the management of PMS, amongst many other conditions. Herbs of Gold Vitex contains 1,000mg is Chaste Tree fruit extract per tablet, making it a convenient one per day formulation.
A clinical trial review published in 2013 highlighted that Chaste Tree was effective in reducing PMS symptoms in seven of eight studies, compared to placebo, pyridoxine (B6) and magnesium oxide1. Furthermore, Vitex has demonstrated in two clinical studies to be helpful for the management of premenstrual dysphoric disorder. Vitex contains a range of phytochemicals, including iridoids, flavonoids, diterpenoids and phytosteroids2.
Chaste Tree has the following actions: analgesic, anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, antioxidant, liver-protective, anti-histamine and dopaminergic. These actions indicate that the herb is likely helpful for a range of conditions outside of its typical female reproductive use. However, scientific research is yet to elucidate its relevance for other conditions.
Another clinical trial published all the way back in 1997 indicated that Vitex was effective in treating premenstrual tension syndrome, demonstrating a statistically-significant alleviation of breast tenderness, tension, headache, constipation, depression and edema3.
Herbs of Gold Vitex is a quality product for support during those difficult times of the month, containing a safe and effective herbal extract.
- Die MDV et al. Vitex agnus-castus extracts for remale reproductive disorders: a systematic review of clinical trials. Planta Medica. 2013 Vol 79 p.562-575
- Meena AK et a. A review of the important chemical constituents and medicinal uses of Vitex genus. Asian Jouranl of Traditional Medicine. 2011 Vol 6;2 p.54-60
- Lauritzen CH., et al. Treatment of premenstrual tension syndrome with Vitex agnus castus controlled, double-blind study versus pyridoxine. Phytomedicine. 1997 Vol 4;3 p.183-189
How to Use Herbs of Gold Vitex
Adults – Take 1 tablet daily, in the morning, or as directed by your healthcare practitioner.
Herbs of Gold Vitex 1000 Nutritional Information
Serving Size: 1 Tablet
|Vitex agnus-castus (Chaste tree) fruit extract|
|- derived from dry fruit|
Does not contain added egg, milk, peanut, soy, tree nut or animal products, yeast, gluten, lactose, artificial colourings, flavourings or preservatives.